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Is the UK watering down NMH in favour of more H145s?

The UK MOD intends to award a £140m contract to Airbus Helicopters UK for the supply of six H145 Jupiter HC2 helicopters – complete with three years of technical support services – to replace the ageing Puma HC2 tactical transport helicopters currently used by British Forces Brunei and British Forces Cyprus from 2024

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FIA 2022: Leonardo prepares to manufacture first AW149s in the UK

Leonardo Helicopters announced on July 18 that it has started to establish a new AW149 production line at its facility in Yeovil, Somerset, as the race for the UK MOD’s New Medium Helicopter contract gains considerable pace

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UK MOD issues RFI for New Medium Helicopter programme

A much-anticipated Request for Information (RFI) was issued by the UK MOD on May 18 for the New Medium Helicopter (NMH) contract to supply up to 44 NMHs to replace existing rotorcraft systems for Army and Strategic Commands

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UK’s New Medium Helicopter creeps towards start line

The UK’s long-awaited New Medium Helicopter programme, which will see a new helicopter type enter service in replacement of four existing platforms, could get underway next month

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Rare indication of competition for UK Puma replacement

A rare official indication the UK will open up a competition to replace its ageing Puma HC2 fleet has been made public in what will likely be a tightly contested effort between defence industry heavyweights

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DSEI 2021: Airbus proposes H175M for UK’s NMH requirement

Airbus Helicopters has revealed that it intends to offer its H175M super-medium-class utility rotorcraft for the UK Ministry of Defence’s New Medium Helicopter (NMH) requirement

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DSEI 2021: Leonardo launches 'Team AW149 UK' to support NMH bid

Leonardo announced the launch of Team AW149 UK during the first day of the DSEI conference at the ExCeL London Centre in Newham, East London, on September 14

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Leonardo to pitch AW149 for UK’s New Medium Helicopter requirement

Leonardo plans to offer its AW149 multi-role utility helicopter as a solution for the UK MoD’s New Medium Helicopter requirement, adding that its bid will also support the British defence industry going forward